spgsit5upport wrote:So basically 2016 is still unusable, right?
I am on 2012 R2 where at least I can have shared vmdx backed up in crash consistent mode (for backup & as workaround for DR - due to ne replication possible)
I simply can not move to 2016 in that case!
Avoid it at all cost. We made the move to 2016 and after one and a half year of tickets, gigabytes of useless logs, tiresome idiotic questions and so on we are STILL unable to backup our guest-clusters. Something that worked at least reasonably in 2012R2. I can't understand how MS think in these things. They invent a complete new mechanism for shared disks, VHDS, with some nice feautres and some limitations, fair enough. But the ability to properly backup should be one of the main concerns imho. VMs are backed up in block-level, no-one smart would consider to backup from within the guest itself, unless a very good reason. Hence that should just work. In addition, we are being promised fixes for this for over a year now. Still no cigar.
Don't build your production environment on that. We are even considering moving back to 2012R2.